Warrant Book
June 1706, 1-15

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'Warrant Book: June 1706, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 663-682. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84854 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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June 1706, 1-15

June 1. Money warrant for 100l. to William, Duke of Devon[shire] for one year to Xmas last on his salary as Chief Justice in Eyre, Trent North.
40l. to Richard Hill for half a year to Xmas last as Latin Secretary to her Majesty.
62l. 10s. 0d. to the 4 Clerks of the Privy Council, William Blathwayte, John Povey, Edward Southwell and Christopher Musgrave, for last Xmas quarter's salaries.
210l. to the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants at arms for half a year to Xmas last on their respective salaries, detailed.
10l. to Robert Bertie for last Xmas quarter on the pension for the life of Mary Cook.
343l. 2s. 6d. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans for same quarter's fees and allowances as Master of the Hawks.
12l. 10s. 0d. to John Roos for same quarter as one of the chief Engravers of her Majesty's signets, seals, stamps and arms.
101l. 16s. 5d. to the Officers of the Works, detailed, for same quarter's fees and salaries.
20l. to Charles Whittaker, junr., for half a year to Xmas last on his salary as Foreign Apposer in the Exchequer Court. Money Book XVIII, pp. 223, 229, 233, 234, 235. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 133.
Money order for 100,000l. to the Bank of England for one year to 1707 June 1 on their yearly sum as by the patent of 1694 June 15, "to be issued and paid to the uses and advantages of the subscribers to the said Bank, subject nevertheless to the clause of redemption" as in the Act of Tonnage on Ships. Order Book VI, p. 488.
Letter of direction for 9375l. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : in part of 414,166l. 13s. 6d. for Subsidies to the Allies anno 1706 : to be issued out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on credit of Malt 1706 : and is to pay 3 months' subsidy to the King of Denmark from March 15 last to June 15 inst. being the value of 37,500 Rix Dollars, Bank money of Hamburg, at 5s. each dollar. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 131.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Victualling Commissioners to attend forthwith the Attorney General to advise with him in relation to a scheme which he is ordered to prepare concerning the Duties on Salt. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 215.
June 3. Royal letters patent appointing Stephen Harvey Esq. to be [second] Justice of the counties of Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesea loco Marmaduke Gwyn. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 62.
Money warrants for 1750l. to the Commissioners of Trade for 1705 Xmas quarter's salaries. (Money order dated June 4 hereon).
290l. 15s. 0d. to William Popple, senr., Secretary to said Commissioners, for same quarter for himself and the clerks under them. (Money order ut supra).
1123l. 14s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for tallies of loan etc. stricken without fees between 1705 Sept. 29 and 1706 March 25, being 5245 tallies of loan, and 5992 tallies for annuities or 11,237 tallies in all. (Money order dated June 1 [sic for 4] hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 211. Order Book VI, pp. 477, 482. Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 133, 134.
Same for 1300l. to the Duke of Marlborough for 3 months' ordinary 1705 Sept. 28 to Dec. 26 as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General. (Money order dated June 4 hereon).
435l. to Dr. John Robinson for last Xmas quarter's ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden.
435l. to James Vernon for same as same to the King of Denmark.
435l. to Richard Hill for same as same to the Duke of Savoy.
435l. to Dr. Henry Newton for same as same to the Great Duke of Tuscany.
435l. to Cha. Whitworth for same as same to the Czar of Muscovy.
435l. to Geo. Stepney for same as same to the Emperor of Germany.
297l. to same, which together with 273l. paid by way of advance is for 190 days' ordinary June 18 last (the day his said allowance was to commence) to Dec. 25 last as Plenipotentiary to the said Emperor.
174l. to Henry Davenant for last Xmas quarter's ordinary as Secretary at Frankfort.
261l. to John Wych for same as Resident with the Hanse Towns.
455l. to Abraham Stanyan for 222 days' ordinary 17 May last (the day of his departure out of the presence) to Dec. 25 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons.
870l. to John Methuen for last Xmas quarter's ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal.
910l. to Thomas, Lord Raby for 6 months' ordinary to Dec. 25 last as same to the King of Prussia.
696l. to Alexander Stanhope, being 435l. for last Xmas quarter's ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons and 261l. for same time on his ordinary as Plenipotentiary.
215l. to Edmund Poley for 43 days' ordinary Sept. last to Nov. 11 last (the day of his return) as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector and Princes of the House of Brunswick Luneburg.
325l. to Emanuell Scroop Howe as in full (with 455l. paid him by way of advance) for 156 days' ordinary July 9 last (the day of his departure out of the presence) to Dec. 25 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Hanover and Dukes of Brunswick Luneburg.
1040l. to Charles, Earl of Sunderland as in full (with 910l. paid him by way of advance) for 195 days' ordinary from June 19 last (the day of his departure out of the presence) to Dec. 31 last (the day of his return) as late Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Germany.
150l. to Robert Cole for a quarter to Nov. 10 last on his ordinary as Agent and Consul at Algiers.
95l. to Benjamin Lodington for last Xmas quarter on his allowance as Agent and Consul General at Tripoly.
32l. 10s. 0d. to Gasper Perrinet Daziliers (Darziliers) for same quarter on his allowance or salary as Resident at Geneva. (Money orders dated June 4 on all the above). Money Book XVIII, p. 212-3. Order Book VI, pp. 478-80. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 134.
Money warrants for 1000l. to Ann, Duchess of Buccleuch for last Xmas quarter on her annuity or pension out of the Excise.
125l. to Thomas Lane for same on his pension.
100l. to Rachel and Frances, daughters of Dame Anne Wyndham for same on same.
9l. 2s. 6d. to Robert Ford for same quarter's fees as Keeper of her Majesty's Gardens at Newmarket.
150l. to Sir Fra. Windham for same quarter on his pension.
48l. 19s. 2d. to Malachy Thurston for same on his several fees as Knight Harbinger.
120l. 1s. 5½d. to the Officers of the Ordnance, detailed, for last Xmas quarter's fees.
43l. 10s. 0d. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for same quarter's fee as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle.
13l. 19s. 4d. to the Queen's Remembrancer for same quarter's salary.
22l. 16s. 3d. to Richard Coling and John Cocks for same quarter's fees as Keepers of the Council Chamber.
25l. to Ann Rogers for same quarter's pension : by tallies on the Tenths.
50l. to Thomas Whitgrave for same : by like tallies.
13l. 13s. 9d., altered to 18l. 5s. 0d., to John Incledon for 1½ years to June 24 inst. on his fee of 6d. a day as Keeper of her Majesty's Royal House at Westminster.
34l. 10s. 0d. to the Underkeepers etc. of Richmond Park (Theophilus Westwood, Edward Aldrich, underkeepers ; Thomas Satchfeild, bailiff ; and Henry Badger, moletaker) for half a year's salaries to Dec. 25 last. (Money order dated June 4 hereon).
33l. 0s. 10d. to Horatio Moor for last Xmas quarter as Keeper or Master of her Majesty's Tennis Court.
50l. to Sir Charles Cotterell for same quarter's fee or salary as Master of the Ceremonies.
30l. 8s. 4d. to Charles Cotterell Esq. for same quarter's fee as Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies.
40l. to John Tucker for same quarter's salary as Keeper of the Paper Office.
75l. to Henry Lowman and Mary his wife for same quarter's fee or salary as Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper at Kensington Palace.
50l. to Dr. Bentley for same quarter as Library Keeper.
50l. to Thomas Walker for same as Housekeeper of Newmarket Palace.
20l. to Dr. Thomas Ayloffe for half a year to Lady day last as Reader of Law at Cambridge.
54l. 15s. 0d. to Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, for same to Xmas last on his fee of 6s. a day as Keeper of New Park at Richmond.
125l. to James Gastigny for last Xmas quarter on his annuity or pension.
750l. to the Duke (500l.) and the Duchess Dowager (250l.) of Grafton for same on same.
50l. to William Blencowe for half a year to Xmas on his allowance for good service in the art of deciphering. (Money order dated June 12 hereon).
25l. to Amias Hext for last Xmas quarter on his pension.
26l. 13s. 4d. to William Jones for half a year to Xmas last on his several fees as Apothecary to the Household.
25l. 1s. 10½d. to the Serjeants at Arms, Thomas Charnock, Reginald Ryley, Samuell Powell, Joseph Lawson, Thomas Turst, Edmund Wilkinson, John Templer, Benjamin Gregg, Daniell Gardner, Mathew Hutton, for last Xmas quarter fee and board wages.
124l. 11s. 8d. to William Young for half a year to Xmas last on his annuity or pension.
28l. 15s. 0d. to James Chace for last Xmas quarter's fee or salary as Apothecary in ordinary to her Majesty's person.
30l. to Jane Browning, relict of Micah Browning for half a year to Xmas last on her pension.
50l. to the heirs of Col. Chas. Fairfax for same time on their perpetuity.
750l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton for last Xmas quarter on his annuity or pension.
19l. 3s. 4d. to the Churchwardens of St. John Baptist, London, for 2½ years to Xmas last on the perpetuity for the poor there.
20l. to the Corporation of Clifton, Dartmouth, Hardness, for half a year to Xmas last on their perpetuity granted by Hy. VII. Money Book XVIII, pp. 214, 215, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 223, 224, 230, 235, 237. Disposition Book XVIII, pp. 133, 134. Order Book VI, p. 489.
Money warrants for 450l. to John, Duke of Newcastle, for last Lady day quarter on his diet allowance and fee as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated June 4 hereon).
85l. to Benjamin Bennett for last Xmas quarter's allowances as Lieut. Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bermudas. (Money order dated June 4 hereon).
100l. to the 4 Clerks of the Privy Council for same quarter's allowance for attending Trade and Plantation business. (Money order ut supra).
375l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery for same quarter as Lord President. (Money order ut supra).
48l. 6s. 8d. to John Cooke, Clerk of Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court, for half a year to Xmas last on his several fees relating to Recusants' forfeitures &c. (Money order dated June 12 for 26l. 13s. 4d. being for one of the said fees).
50l. to Sir David Mitchell, Gentleman Usher Black Rod, for last Xmas quarter's allowance in lieu of perquisites. (Money order dated June 4 hereon).
25l. to Sir Charles Cotterell for last Xmas quarter on his annuity in lieu of all allowances by bills. (Money order dated June 7 hereon).
135l. to the officers, detailed, of Waltham Forest for half a year's fees and allowances to Lady day last. (Money order dated June 5 hereon). Money Book XVIII, pp. 215, 216, 218, 219, 222. Order Book VI, pp. 482, 486, 490. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 133.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to change one of the securities of John Cowper as Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1706 for cos. Northampton and Rutland.
Prefixing : said Cowper's petition for same and the report from the Agents for Taxes thereon. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 102.
June 4. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to Charles, Duke of Somerset, Master of the Horse, as imprest for the extraordinary expense of the Stables. (Money warrant dated June 20 hereon. This order quotes the privy seal as dated June 13). (Money order dated July 23 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 60. Money Book XVIII, p. 235. Order Book VI, p. 499.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Randall Pigg shewing that he has a small tenement in her Majesty's manor of Richmond in Surrey where for many years past a manufacture for making tiles hath been carried on to the great benefit of the town, which would be much improved for the public benefit if petitioner had a licence to dig clay as well upon the lower common as upon the ground belonging to the said tenement : he being willing from time to time to make good what shall be dug away. Reference Book VIII, p. 228.
June 5. Royal sign manual for 300l. to Capt. [John] Pitt, aide de camp to the Duke of Marlborough : as royal bounty for bringing an express of the further glorious progresses of the army of us and our allies since the victory of Ramillies. (Money warrant dated June 6 hereon). (Money order dated June 6 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 59. Order Book VI, p. 481. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 136.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Capt. Thomas England as royal bounty for carrying an express from Barcelona from the King of Spain, to Valentia to the Earl of Peterborough and from said Earl to the several squadrons of our men of war in the Mediterranean, of the state of affairs in Catalonia. (Money warrant and order dated June 6). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 59. Order Book VI, p. 481. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 136.
Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the Excise Office incidents bill for last Lady day quarter : total 830l. 17s. 3½d. The like of the Malt Office incidents bill for same quarter : total 459l. 19s. 1d. Money Book XVIII, p. 224.
Money order for 300l. and 200l. to Sir Bevill Granville, Captain General etc. of Barbados etc., for one quarter to April 25 last on his allowances. Order Book VI, p. 484.
Letter of direction for 7576l. 12s. 6¾d. to Charles Fox, late Paymaster of the Forces, as in part of his order of 1704 Oct. 31 for the service of the Troops acting with those of Portugal : hereof 5185l. 0s. 2¾d. to be issued out of loans on the One Third Tonnage and Poundage anno 1704 and 2391l. 12s. 4d. out of the remains of the seventh 4s. Aid for the same year : and is to be applied by Fox to clear the following Regiments for 4 months from 1704 Aug. 24 to Dec. 23 : viz.
£ s. d.
Regiment of Horse under Major Gen. Harvey 826 19
Royal Regiment of Dragoons under Lord Raby 687 6
Earl of Barrymore's Regiment of Foot 754 15 10½
Col. Blood's ditto 748 8
Col. Duncanson's ditto 745 7
Col. Brudenall's ditto 737 0
Lieut. Gen. Stewart's ditto 1642 8
Col. Stanhope's (now Col. Hill's) ditto 1434 6 8
£7576 12
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 132.
Same for 455l. 0s. 0½d. to James Brydges. Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of loans on the eighth 4s. Aid anno 1705 : and as in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for the 10,200 men in Portugal anno 1705 : and is to be applied to clearing Col. Hill's Regiment of Foot from 1705 June 24 to Dec. 23. Ibid., p. 134. Same for 6393l. 17s. 3½d. to same : for services and out of funds as follows viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 222,379l. 5s. 10d. for 10,210 men in Portugal anno 1706
for 31 days' subsistence to Col. John Hill's Regiment of Foot from July 24 next to Aug. 23 next : to be issued out of loans on Malt anno 1706 984 15 4
for clearings for said Regiment for 4 months : out of ditto 260 10
in part of 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Spain anno 1706
for 2 months' subsistence to Sir Charles Hotham's and Col. Soames's Regiments of Foot from June 24 inst. to Aug. 23 next, 2405l. 15s. 8d. out of loans on Malt anno 1706 and 1279l. 17s. 4d. out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 3685 13 0
for clearings for the said 2 Regiments from Feb. 25 last to April 24 last out of Contributions as above 482 18 3
in part of the order for extraordinaries of the war anno 1706
for levy money for 240 men at 40s. each to serve in a French Regiment of Dragoons now raising : out of Contributions as above 480 0 0
on the order for extraordinary charges and disbursements relating to the defence of Gibraltar
for Brigadier Gen. Shrimpton as royal bounty for extraordinary services and expenses at Gibraltar : to be issued out of prize money 500 0 0
£6393 17
Ibid., p. 135.
Fiat by Treasurer Godolphin for royal letters patent to constitute John Carter as Comptroller of Ipswich port loco Paul Boyer gent surrendered. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 429.
Warrant by same to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying 10,119l. 6s. 7d. to the Regiments of the Earl of Donegal (2415l.), Visct. Charlemont (2437l. 17s. 9d.), Lieut. Gen. Erle (2951l. 9s. 0d.) and Maj. General Gustavus Hamilton (2314l. 19s. 2d.) which lately arrived from the West Indies : to be as in full of pay and all other demands from 1702 Oct. 24 to 1703 Dec. 24.
Prefixing : report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the memorial of the said four Regiments, the said memorial representing that Brigadier Columbine carried 10 weeks' subsistence with him for the said Regiments, which was paid to the several Captains, which was applied for said Companies when they were near complete, but the Commissioners sent into Ireland to state the accounts of the said Regiments have thrown that entire 10 weeks' subsistence upon the pay of the few effective Officers and men that survived that [West India] expedition by which means no Officer can receive his personal pay : further that several Officers were posted in the vacancies as they happened and would have been commissioned accordingly had Brigadier Columbine lived to sign them, the sale power lodging in him : so that blank commissions were then drawn but not signed, by reason whereof these Officers are excluded of their pay.
Hereon the Comptrollers report that the said Regiments went from Ireland 1702 May 13 and sailed from the Bay of Bulls towards the West Indies the 22nd of Sept. following and returned into Ireland the 18th of Oct. 1703. They were cleared by the Earl of Ranelagh to the 24th Oct. 1702 and all claimants who appeared were paid by Capt. Henry Cartwright and Mr. Vincent from 1702 Oct. 24 to 24 Dec. 1703. The credit given by the abovesaid Commissioners is for the pay only of such persons as appeared or to the administrators etc. of deceased Officers or soldiers. The Officers affirm that the abovesaid 10 weeks' pay was distributed at Jamaica 1703 July 18 when the Regiments were (as they say) almost complete and that for such of the Officers and soldiers as were dead they have answered the said 10 weeks' subsistence to the administrators etc. of the deceased since the return of the Regiments and that therefore the Regiments ought to have credit for 10 weeks' subsistence more for those that are dead. But it appears by the affidavit of Major Patten of the Earl of Donegal's Regiment that they received only 21 weeks' subsistence from their departure from Ireland to their return and therefore in our opinion it is but reasonable to presume that the said 21 weeks was subsistence from the 13th of May to the 24th Oct. 1702.
But if the Regiments ought to have the credit desired for the said 10 weeks' subsistence to the deceased it is incumbent on them to show how many men were entitled to that 10 weeks' subsistence, they being cleared for 32 days after their departure from the Bay of Bulls, to which adding 10 weeks makes 102 days, in which time it is very probable a considerable number must have died.
As to paying the Officers from the time of their postings we are informed by Mr. St. John that the question relating to the posting the Officers of these 4 Regiments was proposed at a meeting of the General Officers of the Army and they were unanimously of opinion that in such case the Officers ought to be allowed their pay from the time of their postings. But we cannot arrive at the certain pay due to the deceased Officers, the postings in these 4 Regiments being liable to many objections and not capable of a true adjustment. We therefore advise payment of the sums as above as in settlement of all demands and the Colonels should give security to discharge her Majesty accordingly. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 492-4.
[? June 5]. Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Anne Hopper, widow, of several lands etc. in co. Denbigh being part of the lands of Cadwallader Wynne outlaw. Ibid., p. 494.
The like of a same to William Gilpin of several lands in co. Cumberland, being closes of land and a water mill in Tallentire and mines in Dearham, being part of the estate of Matthew Partis extended for debt. Ibid., p. 499.
June 5. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the capital messuage and demesnes of the manor of Stratton [super Fosse] in order to a new lease thereof to William Long.
Prefixing : report by said Surveyor General on said Long's petition. Petitioner's ancestors have been very ancient tenants of the whole of said manor and have twice purchased the inheritance thereof. The premises desired were valued in the Parliament's survey at 55l. 1s. 0d. per an., but by Sir Richard Prideaux's survey at 84l. 14s. 8d. Ibid., p. 495.
Same by same to Arthur Maynwaring, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to make up the account of Charles Bourchier of money received and paid for buying 1411 horses in Ireland for the service in Portugal. James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, is to be charged with 8609l. 7s. 10½d. representing the cost of the said horses in order that same may be deducted from the respective Regiments to which the horses were delivered.
Prefixing : state of said account : (total charge 8580l. 9s. 8¼d. : total discharge 8569l. 15s. 8½d. remains 10l. 14s. 0d.).
Appending : two certificates by Mr. Edward Southwell relating to the said purchase. The respective Officers employed in buying have not sworn to their accounts because of the difficulty or impossibility of performing the same. The buying was ordered to be done with the utmost expedition and on receiving that order the Duke of Ormonde summoned all the General Officers and Colonels of Horse and Dragoons and directed them to write to all their Officers who were quartered all over the kingdom [of Ireland] to proceed forthwith in buying the horses. The number of hands employed made it impracticable to have all their oaths to the accounts, "which indeed was not thought necessary since the persons employed had the honour to bear her Majesty's commission." In order to complete the 1380 horses ordered General Langstone was obliged to buy 1411 "the rest being lost by long marches, sickness and other accidents." Ibid., pp. 496-8.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Francis Maidston shewing that Mr. Creffeild, appointed Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1706 for co. Essex, declines the employment : and petitioner has executed the like office for and under Sir Hugh Everard : therefore prays to be appointed in the room of said Creffeild. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I. p. 103.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of John Ince, one of the tenants of the lands, parcel of the King's mead at Wallingford, that no new lease thereof pass till he be heard ; notice to be given to him at the Bank of England. Caveat Book, p. 61.
June 6. Royal warrant, dated Windsor Castle, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sydney Godolphin Esq. of the office of Auditor of Crown Revenues in cos. Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby and Chester : with the salary of 200l. per an. : loco Henry Shales lately deceased. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 57.
Same to same for a same to grant to Thomas Jett junr., gent, the office of Auditor of Crown Revenues in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Oxford, Berks, Beds, Bucks, York, Durham, Northumberland, Salop, Stafford, Worcester, Hereford, Northampton, Warwick, Rutland, Leicester, Lancaster, Westmorland, Cumberland, Essex, Herts, London, Westminster and Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge and Huntingdon : with the like salary as above of 200l. per an. : loco Henry Shales as above. Ibid., p. 58.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to pay in manner following to Henrietta, Lady Waldegrave, relict and executrix of Henry, Lord Waldegrave the 10,250l. arrears from 1695 Michaelmas on the annuity or yearly pension of 1000l. granted by Charles II 1680-1 March 4 to the Duchess of Portsmouth and by said Duchess assigned to said Lord 1688 July 27 as from Michaelmas 1688 for the residue of the 31 years' term therein : to wit the payment to be by 464l. 5s. 8d. in hand and the residue by equal quarterly payments at the rate of 1400l. per an. ; and likewise to pay her quarterly the growing pension from 1705 Xmas for the residue of said term : to be paid by tallies on First Fruits and Tenths, on which fund the said pension was granted ; the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty having agreed to this arrangement at a General Court held on Feb. 19 last. Under this arrangement the amount payable forthwith will be 464l. 5s. 8d. and 435l. (or 814l. 5s. 8d. in all) for the arrears due to Lady day last and 250l. for last Lady day quarter on the growing pension. Money Book XVIII, pp. 225-6.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 31l. 16s. 8d. per an. to Samuel Oldfeild as Customer of Boston port. Ibid., p. 226.
Warrant by same to John Dod, Receiver General of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty, to pay 1631l. 2s. 4d. to the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty et al. for fees and disbursements for business done for the service of the Admiralty in the said Court and in the Court of Appeals for Prizes between 24 June 1703 and 9 June 1705 as per bills thereof certified by George Brampton, Dr. of Laws and Surrogate to the said Judge ; (the bills including payments to the executors of Sir Orlando Gee, late Register of the said Court ; John Cheeke the marshal, Joseph Lamson the crier, Jeffry Glashier the Lord Admiral's Proctor in the Admiralty Court and in the Appeals, etc.). Ibid., p. 227.
Money warrant for 87l. 8s. 4d. to the officers, detailed, of Hampton Court for half a year to Lady day last on their fees and allowances. (Money order dated June 18 hereon). Ibid., pp. 228-9. Order Book VI, p. 494. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 136.
Letter of direction for 22,061l. 19s. 6d. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : out of funds and for services as follows : viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 96,729l. 13s. 4d. for 5000 men in Catalonia anno 1706
6166l. 7s. 4½d. out of loans to be made by said Brydges on Land Tax anno 1706 ; and 6323l. 12s. 7½d. out of like loans on Malt 1706 12490 0 0
in part of 250,000l. for prosecuting the successes in Spain anno 1706
out of like loans on Malt anno 1706 9571 19 6
£22061 19 6
Disposition Book XVIII, p. 135.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to said Brydges to apply the above sum to satisfy to Mr. Harnage and Mr. Churchill the clothing and accoutrements by them furnished to the Forces in Spain to wit
£ s. d.
for 20,000 each stockings, shoes, hats, shirts and cravats for the use of her Majesty's Forces in Spain 12490 0 0
for a whole clothing for 4000 Foot and 1000 Dragoons for such Spaniards as should take part with Charles III : to complete 24,571l. 19s. 6d. (of which 15,000l. has been already paid) 9571 19 6
£22061 19 6
But the Lord Treasurer being informed that there is a remain amounting to 15,895l. 12s. 1½d. in your hands of the tallies on the Land Tax 1706 issued to you about Feb. 4 last which may be more usefully applied to this service than the loans to be made by you on Malt as above, and that the said tallies on Malt will better supply the purposes for which the tallies on the Land Tax were directed to be applied, does order you to make payment to Mr. Harnage and Mr. Churchill accordingly ; taking care that the [said] tallies on the Land Tax which are to be assigned them in lieu of the [said] tallies on Malt be the last in course of those remaining in your hands : and that the interest on the said 15,895l. 12s. 1½d. and on the 6166l. 7s. 4½d. to be lent by yourself as above p. 672 commence together from the day you shall lend the said 6166l. 7s. 4½d. And whereas the Queen is to be reimbursed the 12,490l. for the small clothing out of deductions to be made from the pay of those Regiments to which the Commissary of Stores shall deliver same, you are to see that same be kept as a general charge on said Regiments until you have the Commissary's account of the particulars. Ibid., p. 137.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance enclosing a certificate [missing] that an imprest of 13,500l. made to Sir Thomas Cook for the East India Company 1698 May 2 was vacated by debenture of the like value dated 1699 Oct. 3. If he is not already discharged of this imprest please take care that he be duly discharged in the next account of the Treasurer of the Ordnance.
In the margin : this letter cancelled. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 216.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. How is it that Sir Thomas Cooke is prosecuted for the 13,500l. imprest as above seeing that same was duly vacated by debenture? What methods are to be used for his effectual discharge? Ibid., p. 220.
Same to the Salt Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Twelve Men of St. Mary's in the Islands of Scilly in behalf of themselves and the rest of the inhabitants of said islands, relating to the Duty on salt. Ibid., p. 216.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. On the East India Company's attendance yesterday upon the Lord Treasurer concerning the debt owing to them for saltpetre, his Lordship desires you to acquaint the said Company how the tallies in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance on the Two Thirds Subsidy do stand on the Register and to enquire of them if they are willing to accept the tallies in satisfaction of the said debt.
Please signify to his Lordship what [of such tallies] you intend to assign for that purpose in order that he may direct as to the interest thereon. Ibid., p. 217.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed bill [missing] of Antho. Vernatty for 171l. 5s. 4d. for setting of lights in the Court of Requests and elsewhere for the accommodation of both Houses of Parliament, 1705 Oct. 22 to 1705-6 March 23. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 217.
Same to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, to procure a royal warrant to authorise an allowance of 150l. to Charles Bourchiere in account : as a reasonable recompense ; he having been employed by the Duke of Ormonde to buy horses for her Majesty's Forces in Portugal. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners on the Representation from the New East India Company praying that the discounts allowed them on [their paying down the Duties on] their entries may not be deducted from their debentures. As the case now stands can the Lord Treasurer "legally direct that the discounts made to this Company for ready-money on their entries shall not be again taken off from the debentures for the same goods [if and when] exported?" Ibid., p. 219.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir William Hodges relative to the ship St. John Baptist ut infra pp. 684-5. Reference Book VIII, p. 228.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Charles, Duke of Bolton, Vice Admiral of the Isle of Wight and co. Hants., for discharge of the Duties of Excise on the cargo of a French vessel called the Mary Ann of St. Valery driven by stress of weather into the Isle of Wight and seized by John Hind et al. and ordered by her Majesty to be distributed among the seizers after payment of charges and of the Lord Admiral's tenths ; the said cargo being mostly brandy that was consumed by a late great fire at Yarmouth in the said island. Ibid., p. 229.
[? June 6]. Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of a lease to John Baker of a tenement in Hayes in the manor of Grediowe co. Cornwall in trust for Roger Bate for 99 years terminable on the lives of said Roger, John his son and Maria Henwood daughter of Anne Henwood : ut supra p. 241. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 498.
June 6. Report by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen on the petition of Charles, Duke of Bolton, Vice Admiral of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, praying a grant of what was salved of the French ship Grand Alexander of Calais which in October last by stress of weather was cast on shore in Thorny Bay in the Isle of Wight and there bulged. Dr. Bramston has certified that the ship and her lading were condemned to the Lord Admiral as a perquisite of Admiralty and appraised at 794l. 14s. 10d. So much as was saved may be granted to the Duke to enable him to gratify his officers after deduction of the Lord Admiral's tenths and incident charges. Ibid., p. 499.
Warrant by same to the Earl of Ranelagh to make out and deliver to Sir Stephen Evance and Henry Cornish debentures for 1482l. 12s. 8d being the unpaid remain of 4103l. 11s. 8d. for clothing furnished by them in 1691 and 1692 for the Marine Regiment under Henry Killegrew : all in accordance with the Act for the relief of said Evance and Cornish. Ibid., p. 500.
Same by same to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland to pay the further sum of 3706l. 16s. 9d. (as additional to the original estimate of 3317l. 16s. 0d.) viz. for the completing and finishing the new building the Custom House at Dublin pursuant to the like warrant of 1704 June 19 ; to wit for the purchase of a piece of ground adjoining the said Custom House and to add another story to the building so as to contain all the offices of the revenue under the same roof, and likewise to take in part of the river which enlarges the quay and to build thereon a new watchhouse and additional storehouses which were much wanted and to make a new crane for landing and shipping of merchants' goods. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 404.
June 7. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Margaret Clarke, spinster, relating to an assignment [of a banker's annuity] on the Hereditary Excise which she mortgaged to a person deceased whose executors she knows not. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 216.
Same to Mr. St. John, Secretary at War, to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a representation prepared to be submitted to the Queen in Council relating to the clothiers of the army and other matters. Ibid., p. 218.
Same to the Excise Commissioners enclosing the Lord Admiral's memorial [missing] relating to the better manning of the Fleet for the future and for increasing the number of seamen. Please cause such accounts of seamen and others employing themselves on the water to be made as therein proposed and transmitted as soon as may be to the Admiralty. (The like letter to the Customs Commissioners). Ibid.
Same to Mr. Travers to report on Mr. Blathwayte's representation that 12 load of hay formerly delivered to the Great Park of Windsor are granted to him among other chief rents of the manor of Egham "and least the want thereof should be a prejudice to the deer in the said Park he proposes to be determined in what shall be most for her Majesty's service." Ibid.
June 8. Money warrant for 500l. to Thomas, Viscount Duplin, for half a year to Lady day last on the annuity granted to George, late Earl of Kinnoul. Money Book XVIII, p. 229.
Same for 96l. 12s. 0d. to William Bellamy, Remembrancer to the City of London, for one year's impost bill to Xmas next for wines for members, detailed, of the Corporation of London. (Money order dated June 12 hereon). Ibid., p. 232. Order Book VI, p. 492. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 136.
Letter of direction for 891l. to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, on the order for extraordinaries of the War anno 1706 : out of Contributions for Annuities anno 1706 : and is to be paid over to Francis, Count de Nassau to complete 1611l. for levy money for his Regiment of 537 men. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 136.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Evan Williams, locksmith, for a term in a house in Richmond which John Lauze and his wife mortgaged to petitioner in 1696. Reference Book VIII, p. 229.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Queen's Remembrancer to stay process against the executors of Philip Packer on his accounts as late Paymaster of the Works, the same being now certified to be ready for declaration. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 500.
[?] Entry of the signature by same of the docquet of a lease to Henry Washington of an island in the Humber co. Yorks. ut supra p. 586 for 31 years at 2s. 6d. per acre when recovered and utilised. Ibid., p. 501.
June 8. Warrant by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a fresh lease to Richard, Earl Rivers of the Hundred of Eddisbury co. Chester.
Prefixing : constat of the premises and memorandum and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Ibid., pp. 501-2.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners to continue the surveying and taking an account of the brewings of the several brewhouses made use of by the Victualling Commissioners for victualling the Navy ; without making any charges from such surveys ; and further to discharge the 14,851l. 18s. 2½d. arrears which now stand on the said brewhouses for drink brewed ; and likewise to discharge Edward Wyvell and John Cutteford from the supers set on them for 3 bills drawn by them 1690 Oct. 8 for 126l. 6s. 8¼d., 1690 Dec. 16 for 23l. 11s. 1¼d. and 1690-1 Jan. 16 for 171l. 13s. 5½d. being drawn on the Victualling Commissioners and payable to the Excise Commissioners for Excise on drink brewed, which bills remain in the Excise Office unsatisfied.
Prefixing : report by the Excise Commissioners in the matter. Sir Thomas Trevor, whilst he was Attorney General to the late King, gave his opinion that no Excise ought to be paid for drink brewed at his Majesty's brewhouses made use of by the Victualling Commissioners for brewing drink for the Navy ; and the late Treasury Lords by warrant dated 1701 March 25 authorised the discharge of the Duty thereon and that for the future same should be left out of the vouchers and charges. Nevertheless some of the officers of the Divisions concerned have continued to survey the same and to make charges and returns. The surveys have afforded some useful observations and it may be of service to continue same as a cheque to prevent embezzlements by the Victualling officers but we have directed that for the future no charges be made from such surveys. Ibid., p. 507.
Report to Treasurer Godolphin by William Blathwayt on the petition of the executors of Col. Farmer [referred to said Blathwayt 19 Oct. last supra p. 445] wherein they petitioned for the remainder of the allowance due to said Farmer for his service as President of the Council of Barbados, the said executors having (upon the said Blathwayt's report of 1704-5 Mar. 22 ut supra Tr. Cal. XIX, 545-6) only received Sir Bevill Granvill's proposition of what was "there" [in the said report] thought a sufficient allowance.
Hereon Blathwayt reports that the 588l. 9s. 3d. which he advised as sufficient was therein apportioned as follows 93l. 2s. 11d. to be paid by Lord Grey, 177l. 10s. 6d. by Mr. Crow and 317l. 15s. 10d. by Sir Bevill Granville on the supposition that the said Governors had received their full salary for the whole time of their respective commissions. But I do not find that Lord Grey received any salary after he left Barbados or that anything has been paid to Mr. Crow his successor. Their two sums, making 270l. 13s. 5d. are therefore become due from her Majesty out of the 4½ per cent. Duty in Barbados. This sum will complete Farmer's salary and should be deducted from the demands of Governors Grey and Crow. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 323-4.
June 10. Royal warrant, dated Windsor Castle to the Postmasters General to pay 400l. to William Brocket by way of advance for one year from June 24 inst. on his annuity or yearly pension granted him by patent of 1702 July 21 : all in regard to the present circumstance of his affairs. Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 60.
Royal sign manual for 537l. 10s. 0d. (500 guineas) to Capt. George Delaval as royal bounty : for bringing an express from Charles, King of Spain and from the Earl of Peterborough of the raising of the siege of Barcelona and of the shameful retreat of the enemy from before that town. (Money order dated June 12 hereon). Ibid., p. 62. Order Book VI, p. 485. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 136.
Same for 400l. to Richard Beauvoir "who was sent by our order into Holland to solicit the recovery of several jewels there belonging to the Crown of England" : as royal bounty for his service and expense in that affair. (Money warrant dated June 11 hereon). (Money order dated June 12 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 63. Order Book VI, p. 490. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 136.
Same for 1000l. to William Clayton as imprest to complete the 6 per cent. interest or premium [or discount] allowed by the Act of last Session [4-5 Anne c 18] for Contributions for Annuities to such contributors as paid in their money before 1706 May 1. (Money warrant dated June 11 hereon). (Money order dated June 12 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 63. Order Book VI, p. 487.
Same for 1000l. to Charles, Lord Halifax for the charge of his journey in carrying the Garter to the Electoral Prince of Brunswick Luneburg. (Money warrant dated June 11 hereon). (Money order dated June 12 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 64. Order Book VI, p. 487. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 136.
Royal warrant [to Treasurer Godolphin] to pay to William Draper, Treasurer to the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, the 6472l. 1s. 0d. which was paid into the Exchequer 1704-5 Jan. 31 by Richard Crawley, Receiver of the goods of Pirates and other Perquisites of Admiralty, being the proceeds of goods &c. taken with William Kidd a notorious pirate who was taken and executed several years since. (Money warrant dated June 29 hereon). (Money order dated July 2 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 64. Money Book XVIII, p. 245. Order Book VI, p. 495.
Royal sign manual for 217l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies ; 200l. thereof to be by him paid over as a present from the Queen to Baron Donop, Envoy from the Bishop of Osnaburgh and the remaining 17l. for Exchequer fees etc. thereon. (Letter of direction dated June 14 hereon). Queen's Warrant Book XXIII, p. 65. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 136.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receipt to apply the surplus of the 9d. per barrel Additional Excise (after satisfying the 100,000l. charged on the five sevenths thereof to the Bank of England for one year on their annuity to June 1 inst.) towards paying and satisfying in course the unsatisfied loans on the Subsidies anno 1703 amounting at this day's date to 17,384l. 9s. 7d. towards which the said surplus amounts to 9234l. 5s. 9d. on the five sevenths and 5399l. 3s. 2½d. on the two sevenths or 14,633l. 8s. 11½d. in all. Money Book XVIII, p. 231.
Money order for 100l. to John Yeomans, Lieut. Governor of Antigua, for half a year to April 10 last on his yearly sum of 200l. in lieu of all presents from the Assemblies.
100l. to Anthony Hodges, Lieut. Governor of Montserrat for same time on the like allowance. Order Book VI, p. 539.
Endorsement by Treasurer Godolphin for the allowance of 6 per cent, interest [or discount] on 5 orders of loan Nos. 1031 to 1035 for 300l. each drawn in the name of Harry Mordaunt [as Paymaster of the Ordnance] on the Two Thirds Additional Subsidy : and by him this day assigned over to Paul Dufour.
2 like orders for 400l. each No. 1016-7 similarly assigned.
1 like order for 500l. No. 1005 assigned to Mrs. Jane Saundergett.
1 order No. 1074 for 1500l. drawn in the name of Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, on Malt anno 1706 and by him this day assigned over to Sir Henry Furnese.
1 like order No. 1075l. for 1000l. similarly assigned.
1 order No. 329 for 1000l., drawn in the name of John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, on the same fund of Malt anno 1706 and by him this day assigned to Sir Richard Haddock.
1 like order No. 351 for 500l. similarly assigned to Cha. Sergison.
1 like order No. 352 for 500l. similarly assigned to Den. Lyddell.
Ibid., pp. 488, 489.
Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated April 27 to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to Daniel Williams, one of the Gentlemen of the Chapel, of 70 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the Queen at the christening of his child : to an estimate of 35l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 504.
The like of a like dated May 3 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Serjeant of the Chapels royal at Windsor and St. James's of fine Holland for 4 surplices for the Sub Dean, 46 surplices for the Gentlemen of the Chapel, 12 surplices for the Ministers and 30 surplices for the Children of the Chapel : and money for the making : and 20 ells of diaper for the Communion Table : to an estimate of 255l. Ibid.
June 11. Money warrant for 500l. as equipage and 455l. as a quarter's ordinary in advance to Daniel Pulteney as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark. (Money order dated June 12 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 230. Order Book VI, p. 490. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 136.
Same for 109l. 10s. 0d. to Jezreel Jones for his bill of expenses in attending the Ambassador from the Emperor of Morocco for 8 weeks from April 5 last to June 1 inst. (including 20l. for a person to go to take care of the ambassador's servants at Portsmouth where they are expected together with the French Protestant captives they brought with them). (Money order dated June 12 hereon). Money Book XVIII, p. 231. Order Book VI, p. 490. Disposition Book XVIII, p. 136.
June 12. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Focani one of the prisoners of war at Lichfield relating to some wine and tobacco which is arrived here for him from Holland. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 218.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed complaint [missing] made by several Commissioners for [assessing] Taxes in Surrey against Mr. Weston, Receiver General thereof, together with said Weston's account of his payments into the Exchequer. He is to attend you with an account of the particular times when he received the said moneys from the respective collectors. Ibid., p. 219.
Treasury reference to Mr. Burton of the petition of Dr. Prat on behalf of himself and others praying payment of several sums viz. 28l. 9s. 0d. for work done by several tradesmen at the Savoy Hospital, 75l. to the Minister [of the Savoy] for 1702 June 24 to 1706 Lady day on [his] 20l. per an. ; and 16l. for the poor of the precinct on their 4l. per an. : making 119l. 9s. 0d. in all. Reference Book VIII, p. 229.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to Henry St. John, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for taking off the respits on the First Regiment of Foot Guards and the Coldstream Regiment on account of several detachments from them sent to serve in Spain from 1704 Oct. 25 to Dec. 23 and that the Battalion in Spain composed of such detachments should be allowed complete in consideration of levy money "provided it shall appear that so many recruits have been sent over as will complete the said Battalion to 600 men."
Prefixing : report from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the representation from said St. John on behalf of Brigadier Shrimpton for the said Battalion of Foot Guards now in Spain, the said St. John setting forth that it has been represented by the said Shrimpton that the said Battalion was sent from Portugal to Gibraltar and thence after the siege of that place into Spain, whereby no regular musters could be taken of them so as to permit of their clearings being issued ; and therefore proposing that as the said Battalion consists of detachments out of the 17 Companies of the First Regiment [of Foot Guards] in England and the Coldstream Regiment, which are cleared to Dec. 23 last, the said Detachments may stand [charged] as a respit on the respective Companies and the pay of the Battalion be allowed from 24 Oct. to 23 Dec. last "the Officers alleging they are 20s. per man extraordinary charge in recruiting this Battalion more than that in Flanders."
Hereon the Comptrollers report that they are of opinion the respits may be discharged. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, pp. 515-6.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Earl Rivers, and the Earl of Manchester et al. recommending John Wroth junr. for the place of Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1706 for co. Essex in the room of Ralph Creffeild, who by reason of an accident cannot take upon him that employment. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 103.
June 13. Allowance by Treasurer Godolphin of the salary bill detailed of the Customs Officers in the Plantations for the half year ended at Xmas 1705 : (total 1122l. 10s. the details being ut supra p. 660-1 except that John Moore takes the place of John Bewly as officer at Philadelphia). Money Book XVIII, pp. 238-9.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to attend the Attorney General about your memorial of the 8th inst. concerning trees carried out of Windsor Forest by Mr. Cherry under pretence that they stood on his manor, as also of his enclosing to his own use some acres of coppice wood belonging to the said Forest. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 219.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lewis, Lord Rockingham relating to a fee of 50l. per an. claimed by him as possessor of Hunters Manor, co. Northampton. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Prizes Commissioners relating to the cargo of the ship St. Antonio de Padua taken by her Majesty's ship Oxford and carried into Plymouth. What ought to be allowed thereout by way of compromise for Excise Duties? Ibid., p. 220.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Commanders of several of the Queen's ships which have on board some tin, which was to have been carried abroad on her Majesty's account, to land same at Portsmouth. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland to pay to the trustees of Lady Laetitia Russell the overplus of the Countess of Dorchester's quit rents set apart for her for last year and the present year (after payment of 2819l. 3s. 105/8d. which remained due to the said Countess at Xmas 1704) towards payment of the 600l. per an. to said Lady Letitia Russell and the arrears thereon ; for which the said quit rents are liable. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 399.
June 14. Treasury reference to Mr. Foley of the petition of the Duke of Montague shewing that his wife is seized of the manor of Newhall and all the estate of the late Duke of Albemarle in co. Essex and thereby entitled to receive an annuity of 38l. 13s. 11½d. payable out of the fee farm rents of the Crown in said county which was granted by Charles II to indemnify the said manor and premises for paying the like sum to Catherine Queen Dowager, being a fee farm due to her [under her jointure] and charged on the said estate : therefore praying payment of 4 years' arrears thereon, "the Receiver alleging he has not money in his hands." Reference Book VIII, p. 230.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mary Chaigneau, wife of John Chaigneau, shewing that her husband is indebted 4000l. to the Crown ; that her said husband served the late King [Wm. III] with burgundy and champain for several years but the war coming on occasioned him to import a greater quantity thereof than ordinary which, by reason of the late Kings' death was his ruin : therefore prays that the 1000l. owing from their late and present Majesties to her husband and the seizures already made may be accepted in composition of said debt in consideration of her miserable circumstances. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Howe of the petition of John Jackson, late Minister of St. Johns Harbour in Newfoundland and chaplain to her Majesty's Garrison of Fort William in said harbour, praying payment of a deduction [from the pay] of the said Company for 1704 Sept. 22 to 1705 Nov. 1 amounting to 33l. 16s. 11½d. and which he believes is in the hands of Capt. Lloyd. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of James Mitchell for a place in the Window and Marriage Duties, he having served their late and present Majesties as an officer in the Salt Duties. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Tomkins for leave to compound his debt on Customs bonds, an Act of Parliament having been passed in his favour [Private Act 4-5 Anne c. 48] : great losses in trade having reduced him to low circumstances and he hath been a prisoner in the Queen's Bench a year and his estate extended. Ibid.
June 15. Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of Admiralty and the Comptroller thereof to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) order of the Queen in Council dated Windsor June 10 for the delivery to the Duke of Bolton of the goods saved out of the Grand Alexander ut supra p. 674. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 505.
Same by same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) a like order in Council for the delivery to Antho.
Merry et al. of the French prize galley Dragon ut supra p. 657 and her lading on payment of the charges to the Lord Admiral's tenths. Warrants not Relating to Money XIX, p. 506.
Warrant by Treasurer Godolphin to the Prizes Commissioners to depute Samuell Foot as Sub Commissioner for Prizes at Plymouth loco Henry Darrell deceased. Ibid., p. 505.
Same by same to same to establish the like salary for Dr. Stephen Waller as her Majesty's Advocate for Prizes as was enjoyed by Dr. William Oldys. Ibid., p. 507.
Same by same to same to depute Benjamin Hemmins as Agent for Prizes in the island of Madeira (there being no such officer there) at the allowance of 5 per cent. of the produce of all prize ships and goods brought into that island and disposed of by him there. Ibid., p. 509.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland to report on the petition of Mr. Knox for an additional allowance to his present allowance of 65l. per an. in consideration of his great expense in preventing the pernicious practice of exporting wool from the southern coasts of Ireland to France ; his present allowance being no way answerable to his expense in his service. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 398.